A lot of work is involved when wanting to install a zip line. Certain factors must be considered by zip line builders in order for a zip line to be successful. These factors are; varying rider heights, rider speed, friction, temperature, slope and wind. The items used in a zip line installation are considered and tested as one part of the entire zip line system, in which a professional should be part and parcel of the zip line installation. In the process of installing a zip line, the main importance is safety. In order to classify or categorize a zip line as a zip line its based on the following; the time of enjoying the view, the scenery or views of potential riders and speed riders will go across the zip line.
The first influence to a decision is the starting, ending points and the length of the zip line especially when designing a zip line. The line used in zip lines are made of stainless steel or galvanized air craft cables. There are platforms in many zip lines where riders start from and end at and the topography affects how complex the platform will be. Raising of the platform is dependent on the complications of the topography.
Platform design is affected by the following factors; primary and secondary brake requirements, topography and space required. Space for an appropriate emergency brake needs to be provided by the zip line that’s why the zip line needs to be long enough.
Experiences relating to zip lining are made memorable by paying attention to the most important part of the zip line which is the zip line brake. Offering of passive braking is done by the best types of zip line brakes. When the rider doesn’t participate in braking as the zip line automatically be slowed to stop at the final point is termed as passive braking. A zip line trolley is the vehicle used by riders that is attached down to the zip line. The speed of a zip line requires a zip line trolley to be at per. The design of zip line trolleys are required to display impact braking, durability and no wear or tear on the zip line equipment.
The functions of guides in a zip line is to offer proper rider procedure and safety information. Information based on the area, surrounding environment and the scenery is what encompasses the safety information. The purpose of the guides sharing on this information is to further engage riders in their zip lining experience.
Therefore in selection of guides, they need to have attributes such as personable and trainable. Several inspections need to be followed up for the purposes of knowing when to carry out repair and maintenance after successful installation of zip lines.